Mariazell Basilica, Mariazell

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Mariazell Basilica, also known as Basilica Mariä Geburt, is a Marian basilica in Mariazell, Austria. It is the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe. In the church, a miraculous wooden image of the Virgin Mary is honored.
The territory around Mariazell was given to the Monastery of St. Lambrecht around 1103, and the monks built cells there in order to serve the local residents. Legends give the town's founding day as December 21, 1157, but it is first documented in 1243. A Marian altar was dedicated there in 1266.
The Basilica of the Mariä GeburtIn the fourteenth century, a gothic church stood at Mariazell with a 90 m high spire and an ogive portal. In 1420 and 1474, the church was destroyed by fire. The church building was later expanded and redesigned in the Baroque style by Domenico Sciassia from 1644 to 1683. To the left and right of the gothic spire a baroque tower was built, the nave was lengthened and widened, and a dome was added on the eastern side. The high altar, consecrated in 1704, was designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.
The twelve side chapels each contain a baroque altar. The plaster stucco work of the organ gallery and the 1737 organ console was created by the Viennese sculptor Johann Wagner in 1740.
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  • The visitors very disciplined, you could really go into yourself. It is always a pleasure how many people visit our cultural treasures. We are grateful for every minute we can spend here
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  • Highly recommended! See photos When the weather plays along, of course, all the more beautiful ... As everywhere If you want to bring something with you at the stalls for your loved ones, you also have the opportunity to have these things consecrated at the Marian Column inside the basilica at every full hour (except noon).
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  • You must have seen-currently fully visible again-no major renovations-very tidy and varied
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  • Stunning sigth inside. Didn't expect it is so huge.
  • Nice bit busy beautiful town
  • This is not "just one more church". It's really worth to see. Amazing.
  • Very nice and lovely church. Have to see!
  • Beautiful, inspiring Basilica. A must-see! Peaceful environment.
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